If you are looking for a new place to live, and a stable and safe community is something that you greatly desire, there are few places in the southern United States better suited to those needs than Kingwood, Texas. With a modest land size of about 35 square miles and a sizable population of around 85,000 citizens, this planned community nevertheless boasts a stunning low crime rate of just 1,793 per 100,000 people. As long as you have got the means to purchase a home in what typically ranges from the mid to high $200,000 range, this is a city well worth checking out.
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Though the price of admission might seem a bit steep at first glance, a look at Kingwood's economic situation will likely change your mind. The unemployment rate is well below the national average while the projected job growth is over double it. Additionally, the average income per household in this community is well over double the national figure. Even if you would not be entering into the finance and sales sector that employs over half of the citizens, odds are you'll still be able to make a very comfortable living here. Speaking of comfortable, the weather in Kingwood is great for lovers of sunny weather. With the summer months hovering in the high-80s to low-90s range and winters typically only getting into the 40s during even the coldest months, this is a community that encourages people to get out and about.
It is a terrific place for children as well. The high degree of safety coupled with the multiple options for high-performing public and private grade schools as well as the nearby Lone-Star College-Kingwood makes for a stimulating environment for the town's younger citizens. Further emphasizing the town's sense of outdoor interaction are the activities and local destinations sought out by locals looking for a bit of time away from work. The Kingwood Park and the East End Park offer smaller outdoor venues at which one can relax, while the unique attraction is the Kingwood Skate Park, which offers those who enjoy skating a plethora of options to enjoy themselves and hone their skills. These parks are the sites of many of the town's community events, including Mardi Gras, Picnic in the Park, Fourth of July festivities and Christmas in the Park as well as multiple auto shows. Suffice it to say that if you've got a mind for working and having a good time outdoors with your neighbors, you need to consider living in Kingwood, Texas.